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Tonight I held Roo for the last time. We have been riding a roller coaster all summer with Roo's health, having good days where he acts like a puppy, to bad days where he doesn't want to get up or see anyone, or eat anything. His kidneys have been slowly failing him for a few years now, and despite diet and medicine, it was really starting to take it's toll on him.


This weekend was bad for Roo, and we came to the hard decision that it was time. I made an appointment for a very nice vet to come to my house to help Roo pass. I lucked out with Roo today, as he was having a really good day. I took the day away from work to work from home, and stayed glued to him the whole day. We laid in bed working remotely for a few hours, before moving to his favorite place, the couch. I took him for frequent walks around the block, fed him all kinds of bad food, much to his delight. Towards the end of the day, it was easy to see that he was tired, but very happy.


At 6 pm, I held my sweet boy in my lap for one last time as he peacefully went to sleep, and then left me forever.


I feel so awful and I really hate being the adult that has to make these decisions. It's not fair and it just hurts. I am so grateful for the day I had today with him, but that makes tonight without him so much more acutely painful. Roo, I miss you so much, and I am so sorry. At times like this I really wish I believed in a higher power, so that I could see you again someday. I hope you understand.

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Godspeed, Roo.

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I am so very sorry. And as much as I respect your belief, I still hope your boy sends you a sign. Run with the angels sweetboy :gh_run

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I am so very sorry. And as much as I respect your belief, I still hope your boy sends you a sign. Run with the angels sweetboy :gh_run


I do appreciate that - truly.


I think the worst part has to be anticipating the routine. No head bumps for attention..no that thump hitting the floor is not Roo thunking his head down. No that noise is the cats messing with something.. I just keep expecting it to be him.



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i'm sorry to read about your loss. your last day with him reminds me so much of our last day with our nikki. we too had decided on the day that we would let nik go. we too spoiled her silly with food, with treats, with our companionship.


but having that power to send her on her way was something i neither wished nor asked for.

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I'm so sorry for your loss. Your last day together sounds wonderful. There is no "good" way for it to happen when it comes time to say goodbye, but I think this is really the ideal way- to cherish your favorite things together and to have the time to say goodbye without rushing it.


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I'm so sorry. :cry1


Godspeed Roo.

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Godspeed sweet Roo. I am so sorry. You will meet again one day. We have to believe. My sympathy and prayers. :grouphug:f_red


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:( Sympathy to you and yours. I remember a lot of good times with the "Roo Cam" back when you first adopted him....Rest in peace, Roo. f_yellow

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I'm so very sorry for your loss. :grouphug I remember all the pics you used to post of your dear boy, and the Roo cam which was hilarious. He was well loved and cherished deeply, and will never be forgotten. :beatheart

Godspeed, precious Roo... :gh_run

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:cry1f_yellow I'm so sorry for your loss of Roo. :grouphug

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Sorry for your loss and having to make that decision. It is one of the hardest. Our thoughts are with you and your family.


Run free Roo, run free.... :gh_run

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